Voices of Scottish Librarians

Voices of Scottish Librarians. The evolution of a profession and its response to changing times, compiled by Ian MacDougall and edited by Alan Reid and David Fletcher. Published in 2017, in association with John Donald, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd.

Conducted in the 1990's by the social and labour historian Dr Ian MacDougall, these conversations record the experiences of 14 individuals working in the public library sector across Scotland over the preceding 60 years. The publication includes an introductory essay from Professor Peter Reid, Professor of Librarianship at Robert Gordon University, on the history and cultural impact of the public library service in Scotland in the 20th century.